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June 2, 2020

Kind Jake’s yard sale for hot meals service

UTTOXETER youngster Jake Seed has raised £100 to help provide meals for the elderly and vulnerable. Jake organised a yard sale from his home, selling toys and books to raise money.

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June 2, 2020

Dorothy named ‘local hero’

A PACKAGE of treats donated by Uttoxeter businesses has been presented to a local hero. A volunteer who ran the equivalent of the London Marathon inside the Renew Church Uttoxeter topped a poll of people nominated as local heroes by followers of The Post Bar and Lounge on Facebook.

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June 2, 2020

Moving farewell to D&G’s Dave

A charismatic entrepreneur who died following a sudden illness was honoured with a cavalcade of buses as he was laid to rest last week. The convoy was in honour of D&G Bus founder, David Backhouse Reeves, who passed away on Monday, May 11. He was just 61.

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May 29, 2020

Shop floor workers saved but salaried staff still up for redundancy

Shop floor jobs at a major employer in Staffordshire, which has factories in the Cheadle and Uttoxeter areas, have been saved. On May 15, JCB announced that almost 1,500 jobs across its UK factories were set to be axed. These included 950 jobs at risk of redundancy, and around 500 Guidant agency employees who were going to be ‘released’ from the digger giant. The announcement came from the company after “demand for its machines fell by half as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.”

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May 29, 2020

Couple set to take on 21 cycle laps of county

Mornflake, Millers of Mighty Oats, are powering Michelle Vorel-Adams and Phil Fortun during their month-long RIDE2020UK challenge to raise money for the hospital by riding 2020km around Staffordshire. The independent family business has milled nearly two million packs of porridge as part of DEFRA’s national Care Parcel Scheme to feed vulnerable people and is backing the effort by donating porridge pots to keep the pair’s energy levels topped up on 21-mile laps of the county each day.

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May 26, 2020

Speed warning in lock down

POLICE and the fire service are calling for motorists to obey speed limits and behave ‘sensibly’ as lock down restrictions ease. The force warned drivers to obey speed limits as officers clocked a Porsche being driven at 114mph on the A50 near Uttoxeter over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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May 21, 2020

Visor donations to health and social care providers

A trio of volunteers are delivering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to health and care workers in Cheadle and Uttoxeter. So far, 1,500 visors have been distributed to nursing and care homes in both towns, as well as home care workers.

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May 20, 2020

Another farm hit by thieves

A THIRD theft of lambs in East Staffordshire has seen 13 lambs taken from a field at Denstone. The crime follows thefts of livestock at Yoxall and Needwood in the last few weeks. Police are investigating the thefts and are carrying out high visibility patrols in rural areas.

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May 20, 2020

Cafe team pull out all the stops for customers

A CAFÉ owner has taken elderly and vulnerable customers under her wing during the coronavirus pandemic. Old Saddler’s Yard Café is delivering hot meals to customers across the Uttoxeter area as well as providing free meals for those most in need.

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May 5, 2020

Telephone ‘toolbox’ for mental health

A ‘TOOLBOX’ of support for people struggling with their wellbeing has been adapted to provide online support during the Covid-19 crisis. South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health had been providing twice-monthly session offering face-to-face conversations until the UK went into lockdown in March.

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April 28, 2020

Dorothy’s marathon effort for food bank

THE London Marathon has been recreated in a Uttoxeter church – raising thousands for the town’s food bank. Dorothy Waddington, 56, was set to take part in the national event on Sunday, but instead ran the full 26.2 miles inside the sanctuary at Renew Church, Uttoxeter. Her efforts have raised more than £2,000 for the church’s food bank in three days.

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April 23, 2020

Keep to 2m rule, says water company

A WATER company is urging people across the Uttoxeter area to maintain social distancing while its staff are working outdoors. South Staffs Water is asking customers to give them a ‘Wave4Water’ and maintain the two-metre rule, if meeting employees out on site.

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